Seasonal food in unspoilt surroundings

About The Dovecote

It is with regret that we announce The Dovecote has been badly damaged in a fire and is closed indefinitely. Please bear with us whilst we work hard to return your much loved country pub and restaurant back to its former glory. We hope to reopen as soon as possible.

The Dovecote in Bristol is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

Book a table online and enjoy a spot by our roaring log-fire. Or make the best of the British summertime by eating alfresco in our pretty beer garden.

A little pub history

The Dovecote began life as an ordinary farm cottage and parts of it date back to the 1650's. Once called the Coach and Horses, the inn was renamed the Smyth Arms in 1749 after the Smyth family who were the lords of the manor and principal landowners in the area.

Make a day of it

A footpath near our ancient pub (parts date to 1650) leads to the magnificent Ashton Court Estate. Vibrant Bristol nearby will spoil you for choice with first rate sights such as Brunel's SS Great Britain.

The Dovecote - Latest offers and news

Get a real taste for the season with our new menu, celebrating the finest produce...

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Festive early booking

Enjoy your Christmas feast early to receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco

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Our opening times

Our standard opening times are below but we may open earlier on certain days depending on local demand so please do call us to check if you would like to visit us before midday.

Monday to Saturday 12pm to 11pm.
Sundays 12pm to 10.30pm.